Supporting Children's Mental Health
A new video and page has been put together to offer practical hints and tips to help parents and carers support their child’s mental health.
The video explores some of the potential worries children may have and looks at how these could be managed. It is presented by Norfolk GP Dr Dave Ledward and covers subjects such as the emotional brain, how to manage emotions, traps we fall into, tips of what not to say and ideas of things you can do that might help. It also contains practical activities and ideas for parents and carers to try with their child.
Additional Needs and Disabilities
The new 'Additional Needs & Disabilities' section is now live on Just One Norfolk. A dedicated space and various different pages to provide support to families who have children with additional needs. These pages include information and guidance to help with sleep, toileting and behaviour and many others.
The new animation below shows how young people with additional needs can get a yearly health check that helps them stay healthy, giving them an opportunity to talk to a professional about their health or any other problems so they can get the right care.
In partnership with the Family Network Approach Team within Norfolk County Council Services, we have added resources and animations that will help families to understand how to access support from friends and family members when needed, often removing the need for professional input. Resources include tools for families to help them identify who can be part of their support network, how to make meetings with friends and families run smoothly and guidance for making a plan of support. We have also produced three 'Social Stories' animations that show how a family network can help and support families.